Chhattisgarh guerillas torch 3 vehicles, 4 mobile towers

Kanker, November 22 (KMS): Maoists who are fighting for independence from India torched three vehicles, two machines engaged in road construction work and four mobile towers at separate places in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

The rebellion named as Maoists who demand separation from Indian colonial rule have put up banners and posters at many locations in Antagarh area of Kanker district where these incidents took place, giving a call for a day-long bandh on Tuesday in protest against the death of two of their senior cadres by Indian police last month.

No harm was reported to any person in the incidents, Kanker Superintendent of Police Shalabh Sinha said.

The bypoll to Bhanupratappur Assembly seat in Kanker district is scheduled for December 5.

According to police, a group of Maoists torched an earth-moving machine, a grader equipment, a truck and a tractor, engaged in construction work under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, near Markanar village and set an empty bus on fire in Koyalibeda town.

They also set ablaze mobile towers in Jiram Tarai, Sirsangi, Badrangi and Paralkot village-45 in which big batteries placed at the bottom of the towers were gutted, they said.

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